The New York Times has uncovered the shocking news that Ryan Adams has used drugs!
“Without exaggerating, it is a miracle I did not die. I snorted heroin a lot — with coke. I did speedballs every day for years. And took pills. And then drank. And I don’t mean a little bit. I always outdid everybody.”
In addition, it sounds like Adams is finally taking the advice I gave him back in 2003:
“I got good advice on what tunes seemed to be working, and how to pace myself,” he said about [manager John] Silva’s help in putting together “Easy Tiger” from the dozens of songs he was considering. “He led me to view that process as a type of discipline — like going to the gym or something. Focus. Work on one thing. Make the one thing really good.”
Looks like our boy is finally growing up. Too bad. Hope this isn’t the end of such charming oddballs as “Look Who’s Got a Web Site.” Because that shit was funny. Kevincostner.com, what the fuck?
Associated Press picked up an NME interview with Keith Richards:
“The strangest thing I’ve tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father. He was cremated and I couldn’t resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn’t have cared. It went down pretty well, and I’m still alive.”
Richards’ father, Bert, died in 2002, at 84. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.
Update: Just kidding.
Paul McCartney On Drugs – an amusing overview of the cute Beatle’s history of public drug use. Odd that there’s no mention of the allegation that Heather Mills forced Paul to give up grass before she’d marry him… Clearly, marriages that start with ultimatums are not meant to last.
The Smoking Gun has dug up Jimi Hendrix’s 1969 Mug Shot from a bust at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport after “customs inspectors found heroin and hashish in his luggage.” Acquitted!
Awwwwwww shit, Snoop Dog was arrested at 3:45 p.m. Thursday at Bob Hope Airport, police said. The D to the O the double G posted $35,000 bail and was scheduled to appear in court Dec. 12.
It appears he was arrested after cops searched his vehicle. Snoop seems to have violated a lane restriction at the airport, which prompted the 5-0 to rummage his gear and find his stash. My question is, why did Snoop allow them to search the vehicle??? C’mon, yo!
“There was no basis for this arrest,” the rapper’s attorney, Donald Etra, said in a statement. “We believe that once this is cleared up, all charges will be dismissed.”
FREE SNOOP DOGG!
In their quest to become even more of a rock and roll cliche, frontman Justin Hawkins has quit the Darkness to focus on getting sober. According to an interview with the Sun, “I spent over £150,000 on cocaine in three years — a frightening amount. I was consuming up to five grams a day which cost me £1,000 a week, sometimes more.”
Apparently, the band will carry on without him. That will make the inevitable reunion segment even more exciting in the Behind the Music episode. Can’t wait.
Previously: Crotch Rock It and The Milk’s Gone Good.
MP3: “Highway to Hell” (live).
Stop the Madness, a mid-80s anti-drug music video, featuring the New Edition, Whitney Houston, LaToya Jackson, Herb Albert, Toni Basil, and First Lady Nancy Reagan (no shit). Created by Tim Reid, who currently plays William Barnett in “That ’70s Show,” a show that glorifies teenage stonerism. Back story.
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Save the Muffin Lady! People from Chicago will already know what this means, but there’s a little old lady who bakes muffins with special, not-so-secret herbal ingredients and sells them at Wicker Park bars for $5. She recently got busted and there was a big article in the Reader about her. So the folks at Q101 and 1974 Inc (who make GLONO’s custom t-shirts, by the way) are selling t-shirts for $10 to raise money for her defense.
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Art Garfunkel busted for marijuana possession. While we’re at it, please free Tommy Chong, who was put in prison for selling pipes.